Nanoform Stores Miniscule-Sized Files for Eternal Data Preservation

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 20, 2015
References: kickstarter & springwise
From the cloud to external hard drives, there are lots of methods for data preservation out there. From Fahrenheit 2451, this sapphire disk is intended to be more eternal in nature, as it's also fireproof and water resistant.

Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, Nanoform are tiny sapphire disks that can store enormous amounts of data at an extremely small size. The disks are just 1, 2 or 4 inches, but can store 10,000 letter pages or 2,700 pictures. At a 1/30,000th scale, the files are laser-engraved on a shock resistant synthetic sapphire disk. Users can access their files using a camera with a microlens, a very powerful magnifying glass or a digital microscope.

Sapphire is the second hardest material after diamonds. Fahrenheit 2451 believes this makes your data preservation a forever thing, lasting thousands of years.